For countries with rich culinary traditions that date back to the Aztecs and Incas, Mexico and Peru have developed quite a taste for modern food fashions.

Study Shows Excess Body Weight Is Linked To A Child’s Socio-Economic Status

In a state in famous for malnutrition, one out of five teens going to private schools is either overweight or obese. This has been revealed in a study onducted by National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC). The study covered more than 49,000 school children in eight ities,including 23,006children in Lucknow, Agra and Allahabad. The other cities were New Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Dehradun and Pantnagar.

The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children is increasing in India. However, knowledge of, attitude towards and practice of health and nutrition in mothers and children have not been researched. Objective: To assess knowledge of, attitude towards and practice of nutrition, physical activity and other lifestyle practices in a nationally representative sample of urban children and mothers in India.

WASHINGTON: Eating junk food regularly is not just bad for your waistline, it can also damage your liver in a way similar to hepatitis, a new study has found.

The results were revealed on the television programme, 'The Doctors' , where it was found that even just a month of eating fast food can cause significant changes to the liver. The study found regular consumption of fast food items like fried chicken and onion rings are particularly bad for liver, and have many surprising complications and dangers for the people that consume them, '' reported. "The amount of fat and saturated fats creates a condition called fatty liver," Dr Drew Ordon of "The Doctors".

Researchers have warned that eating fast food several times a week can significantly extend the risk of severe asthma, eczema and watery eyes in children.

New Delhi: Food retail outlets and restaurants are busy revisiting their working models with the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) cracking the whip to ensure stricter food safet

Eating fast food three times a week may lead to asthma and eczema in children, say researchers who have looked at global disease and dietary patterns.

London: Gorging on junk food thrice a week may lower immunity in kids, raising their risk of asthma and eczema, according to an international study.

Scientists fear the high saturated fat levels may weaken children’s immune system. A research project involving more than 50 countries found that teenagers who ate food such as burgers three times a week or more were 39% more likely to get severe asthma. Younger kids were 27% more at risk, The Sun reported. Both were also more prone to the eye condition rhinoconjunctivitis.

Swiss-based FMCG multinational Nestlé on Thursday opened its first research and development centre in India at the industrial township of Manesar in Haryana.

The objective of this study was to assess exposure to marketing of unhealthy food products and its relation to food related behavior and BMI in children aged 3–13, from different socioeconomic backgrounds in a south Indian town.